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To Whom It May Concern: Just Don’t
To whom it may concern: just don’t

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

“To Whom It May Concern” is an old-fashioned way of writing a letter greeting when you don’t know the name of the correct person to address. But it should never be used in a cover letter in which you’re seeking a job. Here are some alternatives.
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Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

14 time management skills: definitions and examples for your resume
How you manage your time at work can strongly impact the employer’s bottom line and even make or break your career. Hiring managers are scouring your resume for time management experience. Here’s how to deliver.
14 Time management skills: Definitions and examples for your resume
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22 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Technical Skills for a Resume (guide with examples and how-tos)
There are certain occupations in the technology-led STEM fields of science, IT, engineering, data science and maths that require a whole different level of technical skill and industry expertise.
Technical Skills for a Resume (guide with examples and how-tos)
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20 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Lyndsey McLaughlinLyndsey McLaughlin

Conceptual skills definition and examples
Conceptual skills are useful for all of us and vital for some. However, it is not always clear what they are. Read on to identify and understand a plethora of conceptual skills.
Conceptual skills definition and examples
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13 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

What are the best cover letter fonts?
Choosing a good cover letter font is important because it affects the legibility and the overall look and feel of this crucial job application document. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of various fonts (and font sizes) so you can make an informed choice.
What are the best fonts for cover letters?
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24 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

60+ Behavioral interview questions – tips and examples
Behavioral interview questions will be on the tip of an interviewer’s tongue for much of any job interview. Your specific role in your past accomplishments will inform them of how you might perform in the future. Answer the questions well and the job is yours.
60+ Behavioral interview questions – tips and examples
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25 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Job responsibilities examples - for popular roles
If you are looking for a job, you will encounter countless job responsibilities examples within recruitment advertising. No one role is the same – responsibilities may vary from company to company, so read between the lines.
Job responsibilities examples - for popular roles
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20 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Anna MuckermanAnna Muckerman

Strengths in resumes
The best resumes are full of your strengths – not simply abilities you possess, but traits and knowledge that set you apart. Adding personal strengths in your resume allows you to highlight your expertise and mastery of the field. With the right resume strengths, hiring managers will quickly see you as a fierce contender for that perfect position.
Strengths in resumes
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20 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

What are interpersonal skills: definition + top examples
Getting on with others is the key to business success, but how are interpersonal skills defined and how might we use these examples in our resume to make it stronger? Which interpersonal skills does the job require?
What are Interpersonal Skills: Definition + Top Examples
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13 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
Cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude — any of these hard-won claims to bragging rights may sound like mumbo jumbo to those who are both unfamiliar and impressed. Be mystified no more, as we decipher and differentiate these Latin terms using relatable language.
Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
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16 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

How to list (summa) cum laude on your resume (+examples)
“Cum laude” seems like a worthwhile resume detail to impress hiring managers, but how exactly should it be listed on your resume? And is it always a good idea to include Latin honors? Resume.io is here with practical advice in plain English.
How to list (summa) cum laude on your resume (+examples)
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11 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

The companies employees don’t want to leave
Resume.io analyzed LinkedIn data on the median tenure of employees at the most prominent companies to uncover which brands and businesses struggle with staff turnover - and which employees don’t want to leave.
The Companies Employees Don’t Want to Leave
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16 min read
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